Search Results: "Charlotte Wilcox"


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CHARLOTTE by David Foenkinos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2016

"A searing portrait of a brilliant artist that doesn't reveal anything new about its subject."
Charlotte Salomon, a real-life German Jewish artist, created a small but radiant body of work before dying in the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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A SKYSCRAPER STORY by Charlotte Wilcox
Released: Oct. 3, 1990

Using the elegant 57-story Norwest Center in Minneapolis (completed in 1989) as an example, here's a step-by-step photo essay on how such an urban giant comes to be: choosing the site and harmonizing with it; finding the rationale and logistics of construction; putting on finishing touches. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2005

"A larger-than-life story, told with panache."
Shevelow (English/Univ. of Calif., San Diego) reconstructs the life of a colorful, cross-dressing thespian. Read full book review >

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MUMMIES, BONES, AND BODY PARTS by Charlotte Wilcox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2000

"Intriguing science, dramatically presented. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
The author of the award-winning Mummies & Their Mysteries (1993) returns to the intriguing subject of mummies. Read full book review >

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MUMMIES AND THEIR MYSTERIES by Charlotte Wilcox
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 1993

"Glossary; brief list of places to visit; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
``You may have mixed feelings about seeing a mummy,'' writes the author of Trash! (1988) and A Skyscraper Story (1990); but ``remember that a mummy, though once really alive, is now really dead.'' Suggesting that mummies be viewed with respect rather than jokes or revulsion (though she's not above an occasional joke herself—one hideous specimen is labeled ``Miss Chile''), Wilcox uses examples from around the world to show what can be learned from them: why many Egyptian mummies have badly worn teeth; why so few Incan men were found at the burial site near Pisco; what killed members of the 1845 Franklin expedition in northern Canada; the wealth of cultural detail preserved with the bog people; a 5000- year-old hunter recently discovered in the Italian Alps. Read full book review >

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POWERHOUSE by Charlotte Wilcox
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 1996

"On the whole, however, the book casts light on what goes on inside a building most readers will never have the chance to visit. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
A guided tour of a nuclear power plant, packed with color photos of futuristic machinery. Read full book review >

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FROZEN CHARLOTTE by Priscilla Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"The strong premise is weakened by pace-killing subplots imbued with the sensibility of a romance novel."
Who is the very quiet woman with the very quiet baby in the very noisy Accident and Emergency department of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital? Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE BRONTË by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2016

"A delightfully engaging biography of a highly talented but deeply troubled prodigy of English literature."
Accomplished biographer Harman (Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World, 2010, etc.) returns with a lively account of the life of Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855).Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE BRONTË by Jane Sellars
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 1998

In this entry in The British Library Writers' Lives series, Sellars brilliantly captures the talent, determination, and tragic life of the author of Jane Eyre; she covers the basics- -e.g., that Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontâ wrote as Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, respectively, because 19th-century England was not ready for women writers. Read full book review >

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SAVING CHARLOTTE by Pia de Jong
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"A tender evocation of fear, hope, and love."
A mother recounts a year in her family's life as they confront their newborn's devastating diagnosis. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE GRAY by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A war novel that should take its place among the masterpieces of the genre."
England's redoubtable Faulks (A Fool's Alphabet, 1993; Birdsong, 1996) offers up a third solid, alluring, durable novel'set in 1942—43, just as the tide begins to turn, however slightly, against the Nazis. Read full book review >